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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ordered Sky Bet to withdraw a television commercial for its Request a Bet service after ruling that the advert could encourage irresponsible gambling behaviour.

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    Mobile wagering in Rhode Island is awaiting approval from Governor Gina Raimondo to come into law, after the state’s House of Representatives passed a bill already approved by the Senate.

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    The Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has released details about a series of sessions where the public, organisations, industry bodies and academics can give evidence to support its inquiry into the harms associated with online gambling.

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    Newspaper publisher News UK has launched a new affiliate app for its Sun Racing brand, featuring horse racing content and links to odds offered by operator partners.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed a three-year extension to its partnership with Canadian provincial lottery organisation Loto-Québec.

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    Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has launched a new television advert for its ‘Bet Regret’ safer gambling campaign to coincide with the start of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival horseracing event.

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    German sports betting operator association the Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has fired a broadside at the latest incarnation of the State Treaty on Gambling, dismissing the legislation as unfit for purpose.

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    US casino and racetrack operator Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has finalised a deal to assume management of Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Farmington, Pennsylvania, from Eldorado Resorts.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled gaming licences for Neptune Entertainment and Triton Gaming with immediate effect, with the pair ordered to shut down all operations as a result.

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    The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, commonly known as March Madness, is set to attract up to $12.1bn (£9.2bn/€10.7bn) in wagers, according to figures from H2 Gambling Capital.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has secured an expanded technology and services agreement with Slovakian government-owned lottery TIPOS.

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    Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has revealed that a total of 116 licences have been awarded for the country’s re-regulated gaming market, with more than half covering online casino. 

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    Online gambling operator 888 Holdings has reported record EBITDA for the 12 months through to December 31, 2018, despite also posting a slight decline in revenue for the full year.

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    Online gambling operator BetVictor has appointed Betsson Group’s Matt Parkes as its new director of brand and creative.

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    The UK's national self-exclusion database Gamstop has appointed Kevin Beerling and Dr Jo Watts as independent non-executive directors with immediate effect.

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    German state lawmakers are set for a crunch meeting on the third incarnation of the State Treaty on Gambling next week, with Schleswig-Holstein set to be allowed to continue its liberalised regulatory regime alongside the federal framework.

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    Simon Barff has stepped down as UK managing director at Blueprint Operations, with David Purvis set to join the land-based slot and analogue games supplier as part of a management restructure.

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    Sports betting software and trading services provider Amelco has launched Quantum Outrights, a new football outright pricing model. Powered by Amelco’s proprietary machine learning tools, Quantum Outrights is able to price the outcome of all 380 games across the English Premier League season.

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    Social casino studio KamaGames has reported a 33% increase in revenue for 2018, with the Pokerist operator crediting its focus on personalised promotional campaigns and efforts to improve player retention as key drivers of growth.

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    West Virginia is just one step away from becoming the fifth state to legalise online gambling, with a bill currently awaiting Governor Jim Justice’s signature. House Bill 2934, which was introduced by Delegate Jason Barrett on February 12, has been passed by both chambers of the West Virginia legislature, gaining final approval on the last day of the 2019 regular session.

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